Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Brahmotsavam is a ten-day festival celebrated during Panguni Uthiram. In 2017, Kapaleeswarar Brahmotsavams begins on April 2 and will end on April 11 with Panguni Uthiram annual festival celebrations. It starts with Dhwajarohanam (flag hoisting) at 7.30 am on April 2.
Kapaleeswarar Ratholsavam 2017 date is April 8 and Arupathmoovar will be on April 9. Mylapore Kapaleeswarar temple, located in Chennai, is one of the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Tamil Nadu.
During the 10-day Brahmotsavam festival, Ratholsavam (Car festival) is the major event which attracts lakhs of devotees from all around Tamil Nadu and surrounding states. Panguni Uthiram festival is celebrated with utmost pomp and gaiety which marks the conclusion of Brahmotsavam festival.
Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Brahmotsavam ends with the divine marriage of Mylai Sri Kapaleeswarar and his divine consort Karpagambai on April 11.
A major attraction of the 10-day Panguni celebrations, the ‘Arupathumoovar Vizha,’ in which the idols of the 63 Shaivite saints would be taken around the streets of Mylapore in a colourful procession, would be held on April 9.
The chariot procession will begin at 7.30 AM on 8 April.
Here is the list of some important dates and events of Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival 2017
2 April 2017 – Kodiyetram (Flag Hoisting)
3 April 2017 – Sooriya Vattam (Morning) Chandira Vattam (Evening)
4 April 2017 – Adhikara Nandi
5 April 2017 – Purushamirugam, Singam Vahanam, Nagam, Kamadhenu Vahanam
6 April 2017 – Velli Rishaba Vahanam (Velli Vidai Vahanam)
7 April 2017 – Pallakku Vizha, Yanai Vahanam
8 April 2017 – Thiruther, Therottam (Chariot, Car Festival)
9 April 2017 – Arupathu Moovar Thiruvizha, Sri Chandrasekarar Paar Vettai Vizha
10 April 2017 – Panchamurthi Vizha, Pikashadanar (Iraivan Iravalar Kolam)
11 April 2017 – Thirukalyanam (Thirukkalyanam of Kapaleeswar and Karpapagambigai)
12 April 2017 – Uma Maheshwarar Darisanam, Pandam Parivizha